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When a death is a party

Kufa kwa wengi ni harusi means ‘For many, (a) death is a wedding,’ where wedding is representative of a big party. When I first heard this proverb, I assumed it was about people who die, that for them death is a happy thing or a release. It’s not that. The […]

A poem for Red Twin

Arthur Davis, Friday, 16 March 2018 ~ Waiting Little ones murmur and squawk We mung on Vietnamese rolls The four women keep watch with their hands Hold her with their eyes There’s so much life in here Her breath Itchy head Is she in pain? No Wiggles on the iPad […]

Songs for faith and doubt

The opposite of faith is not doubt. Even unbelief is not the opposite of faith. That’s why the Bible’s characters are able to rage at and accuse God, and this is an expression of their faith. It’s why we have psalms dedicated to the feeling of abandonment by God. Faith […]